Painted: September 25, 2016
Climate Threat: Grassland birds are feeling the squeeze from climate change, and the Baird's Sparrow is no different. While the species has a high threshold for adaptibility, its staple prairie habitat is quickly disappearing. By 2080, the sparrow is expected to lose up to 100 percent of its summer range and 22 percent of its winter space. It's one of the focal species in Audubon's climate report.
About the Artist: Born in Puerto Rico, Ralph “Artstikz” Serrano has been drawing and painting since he could hold a pencil, pen, crayon, and brush. Further inspired by art classes at the School of Visual Arts, photography and drawing have become his biggest passions. Serrano isn't limited to canvas alone, but also paints on wood, old furniture, empty walls, or whatever else can use some "Artistik" expression.
The Artist on the Mural: “I picked these birds because I love the beauty of them.”